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Multiple G-Codes on Mach3
« on: May 01, 2014, 07:07:56 AM »
Can I load and run multiple G-Code files into Mach3? I need to profile a hole then pocket finish it to 19mm but can't see any way to program that in V Carve. I tried 2 different toolpaths, setting the pocket cut with a 5.5mm cutter and then the profile to a 5mm cutter (which is it's size) but post processor I use (Mach2/3 Arcs (mm)) doesn't let me use multiple 'tools'. So I can generate as single G-Code files but I can't see any way to load multiple files?
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Re: Multiple G-Codes on Mach3
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2014, 07:28:20 AM »
I've just found the wonder of pocket allowance! However, the question still stands about multiple codes!
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Re: Multiple G-Codes on Mach3
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2014, 07:42:03 AM »
When saving toolpaths, select all of the generated ones and check "Output all visible toolpaths to one file" checkbox.
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Re: Multiple G-Codes on Mach3
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2014, 07:50:31 AM »
Use one of the Mach3 ATC posts, and you can output multiple toolpaths with different tools.
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Re: Multiple G-Codes on Mach3
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2014, 10:44:11 AM »
NO only 1 Gcode program per load. NOW you can stack up serveral files in 1 program BUT you have to delete out any mid file M30,m20,etc as those will stop the file at that point.

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